The month of July wasn't patriotic as expected but was about honesty and featured a special little button that looked like butterscotch candy that could be ordered. Without it (or something in her hand), it just wouldn't work. I did this one with 30's scraps.
I liked the August block but don't think my fabric choices necessarily did it justice. It's a pretty basic block to being with and not many design elements. Once again, I was able to get something out of the cedar chest and repurpose it. I had been hanging on to one of our mothers' blouses that I always loved for some reason. It was a little white short-sleeved Villager blouse that she had monogrammed. Since her birthday was in August and her faith was extremely important to her, it seemed appropriate to cut out the monogram and appliqué it to the back -- complete with some of the tucks. So, one more thing got used in a way that has meaning (at least to me) and isn't in the cedar chest waiting for my son to pull out and wonder what in the world to do with it!
September carried a back to school theme and the buttons for the tabs were from my old wool camel "car coat". How's that for dating myself. I have no idea why I still had it but it is no more! I suspect more than half the people reading this will have no idea what a car coat even is. The buttons for the berries were from my grandmother's button jar and I obviously caught a glare from the shiny red one. I really like them but they had to be scrubbed to be used. Just a tad dirty from sitting around for so many years!
We're lucky enough to be in Wisconsin babysitting for a few days and there's not much "new" sewing going on here! Just grammie loving, a bit of laundry, and maybe cutting some scraps before the day is over.
I hope you're finding time to stitch or create or repurpose! Jan